I own an Omni Six, Yaesu FT-1000MP, Ten-Tec Argonaut 515 and a Scout.
Of all these radios, I get the most enjoyment from the Scout and for
several reasons: The receiver audio quality excellent and dare I say
near hi-fi? It's a solid unit. I never feel like I have to be delicate
with it. The difference between 50 watts and 100 watts is nearly
indiscernible and I believe it was an excellent choice given the rigs
size and current draw from typical sources.
Changing band modules is a hastle? I believe this is perhaps one of the
rig's strong points and I oftentimes compare the Scout's band module
with James Millen's approach to his HRO designs. There's a lot to be
said for using a module approach for bandchanging.
The Scout's break-in keying and keyed waveform may be better than my
Omni Six. It's that good.
My only complaint with the Scout is that I notice some backlash when
tuning the VFO. This is due to the fact that it is a PTO and an
inductor is used to tune the VFO. Yes, this is the same approach used
If you want a start-up radio with a good, solid and fundamental design,
look closely at the Scout.
>From: Jim Crites[SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Friday, January 10, 1997 2:58 PM
>To: 'TenTec Reflector'
>Hi, my name is Jim Crites and I am still looking for my first rig. The Scout
>is affordable to me and being a new HAM it's layout looks plain and easy to
>All the HAMs I know out here (Japan) here have Icoms and Kenwoods with so
>many buttons and gadgets compared to the scout that I was wondering if I will
>need all that stuff in the future? Whenever I ask advice on a radio everyone
>tells me to get an Icom 706. Iv'e also been told that changing modules in
>the scout would be annoying.
>Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks,
>Jim Crites, KF6FCV, AFT8JC, (still waiting for recipricol, $125 !!!)
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